The annual Greater Lincolnshire Defence & Security Network dinner took place this week at the Belton Woods Hotel.
The evening brought together network members from industry, covering SMEs, primes, academia and government, and it was an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of this developing network.
The network's target this year is to formally become one of the MOD’s Regional Defence and Security Clusters (RDSC). This will connect renowned players in the sector and is a fantastic opportunity to promote the activity of organisations to local and national supply chains.
“We were delighted to host our second, and now annual, dinner to promote the defence and security sector in Greater Lincolnshire," said Alison Ballard, Head of Audit at BAE Systems and Vice Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Defence & Security Board.
"Since last year we have formally established a Defence and Security Network with almost 30 members. We have excellent engagement from SMEs, primes, academia, the MOD and local government, all with a vested interest in growing capability in the region.
“Bringing together such eminent players in the sector is a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and make new connections. Ultimately, we hope this will promote investment in the region, providing excellent employment opportunities.
"This year our ambition is to formally become one of the MOD’s Regional Defence and Security Clusters (RDSC). This event, as well as others planned for the year, will help us along the road to that target.”
To find out more about the network and how your organisation can get involved please visit the website.